Lauren Carleton, PT, DPT, CHT
Lauren is the Clinical Director of Spear’s Tribeca – Chambers Street location and a Certified Hand Therapist. Lauren moved to NYC in 2010, where she attended and graduated from Columbia University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. At Columbia, Lauren was the APTA representative for Columbia’s PT program, attending student conclaves and actively participating in APTA events. Prior to graduate school, Lauren received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from The University of Western Ontario, a small town outside of Toronto, her hometown.
Lauren has most of her clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics. She received her Certification in Hand Therapy in 2017 and loves treating a variety of shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand injuries. She has experience with complex trauma, post-operative, repetitive strain and customized Hand Orthotics. Along with this, Lauren is also a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist and is passionate about advocating for equity in healthcare and providing care to people of all genders.
After making the move to NYC, Lauren fell in love with the people and the city and is now an official New Yorker. She is also a new Mom and spends all her spare moments with her daughter and tries to get home to visit Toronto every couple months. She was not active in sports throughout college, but did find her calling later in life when she started practicing Muay Thai, which she did until her move to NYC. Lauren likes to stay active, she cycles the 15 mile round trip to work every day and spends the rest of her active time with her family & friends enjoying the city and her proximity to Central Park.